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The story is based loosely on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." "R" = "Romeo;" "Julie" = "Juliet; "Perry" = "Paris;. "M"/"Marcus" = "Mercutio;" "Nora" = Juliet's "Nurse" (the character of Nora is also a nurse).
When R is talking to Julie outside her house, the scene is referencing the balcony scene of "Romeo and Juliet." R (Romeo) is talking to Julie (Juliet) on the balcony.
When Julie leaves the airplane for the first time on her own, one of the first zombies in the small group on the tarmac looks like Rick from the TV show The Walking Dead (2010).
When R returns to the airport with Julie for the first time after the raid at the lab, an automated announcement in the background can be heard, saying, "The white zone is for loading and unloading of passengers only." This is taken from Airplane! (1980) at the beginning of the movie, when Ted first arrives at the airport.
In R's home (the abandoned airplane), it turns out he owns a Blu-ray of the movie Zombie (1979) directed by Lucio Fulci, often noted as being one of the greatest zombie movies of all time.
The character Nora was originally described as having brown skin and being half Ethiopian, but they instead decided to go with a Caucasian actress (Analeigh Tipton).
Two of Dave Franco's movies, 21 Jump Street (2012) and Warm Bodies (2013), feature the same two songs on their respective soundtracks, which are John Waite's "Missing You" and "Midnight City" by M83.
Based on the novel of the same name
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The actors portraying the zombies in this film chose not to blink. It was particularly uncomfortable for Nicholas Hoult, who did a few long scenes without blinking. Later in the film (when the zombies become more human), the zombies start blinking.
The corpses and humans are roughly symbolic of the Montague and Capulet clans from the play.
The scene where R and Julie jump off the ledge into the water seems to portray the tragic ending of the play where both Romeo and Juliet die in each other's arms. However their survival and R's recovery provide the twist to make this tragic play a romantic comedy movie.
The same car is seen in the same angle three times, but each time, the car gets reconstructed a little bit more (the first time right after Julie escapes in the car and R walks in the sun, then when he walks alone in the rain, and the last time after he meets with the group of zombies walking at the sound of "Rock You like a Hurricane").
Julie's father, Colonel Girgio, dies in the book
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